Old 02-07-2009, 08:50 AM
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Help The best player for around 100

I am looking to buy a new player after my ipod broke (have had 3 ipods all of which have died within 2 years for no reason). budget is in the region of 100. so far i have narrowed it down to the Sony NWZ-S639FB 16GB or the SanDisk Sansa View 16GB. Basically can anyone give me advice on which one is better, or if there are other better players for a similar price and with a minimum of 16GB memory?
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:00 AM
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If you're not interested in video viewing, I'd suggest an 8GB Sansa Fuze + 8GB (or 16GB, if you want) Micro SDHC card over the View, since the sound quality is superior.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:37 AM
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A lower capacity Cowon D2 with an SD card could be another option. They go for cheap(ish) nowadays and could be in that price range, depending on where you live, etc.

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Old 02-07-2009, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the advice, surprised that the sony wasn't put forward though.... just one more question, is it possible to expand the 8gb Fuze's memory by more than 8gb?
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:25 AM
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The Sony NWZ-S639FB is a good player aswell. Might like its sound more then the Fuze, then again you might not. Its not really that huge of a difference either way, both sound good and thats all that matters.

Personaly I'd still go for the Sony NWZ-S639FB just because I think the Fuze looks abit, conservative ;P Also I have more faith in Sonys build quality over Sandisks. Mainly because I've never had a Sony break, yet I've had almost all my Sansas break, most recently my clip. Ofcourse so far I've gotten them all reimbursed.
Also another thing I value with Sony is that I can take a broken down Sony to a Sony style store and get it repaired(reimbursed actualy) there, with Sandisk I have to send it to wherever I bought it or then to Sandisk HQ. However this is all due to Sony havingmore presence in Finland when compared to Sandisk.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:53 PM
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The Fuze has a micro SDHC card slot and will work with a 16 gig card, however there is a 4,000 song limit. This limit will be expanded to 8,000 songs with the next firmware update, hopefully before April.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:00 AM
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Creative Zen? It's capacity goes up to 32GB.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:39 AM
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Would it help to know that 100 Pounds equals approximatly $146.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:38 PM
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I couldn't help it, as it's such a great player, and only a few pounds over budget:

PS: It's currently out of stock, but WELL worth the wait!!!
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16gb, best player

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